There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
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The establishment of the United States Commission on Fish and Fisheries takes place. Read More
The first Chancellor of the German Empire is announced as Otto von Bismarck. Read More
The first state governor to be impeached and removed from office in the United States is Governor William Holden of North Carolina.
An order to abandon Fort Kearny, Nebraska is issues by the United States Army. Read More
The establishment of the Paris Commune takes place in Paris. Read More
John Maynard Woodworth is appointed as the first Surgeon General of the United States. Read More
Queen Victoria opens the Royal Albert Hall in London. Read More
The establishment of the Stockholms Handelsbank takes place, Read More
The United States Civil Rights Act is signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. Read More
Ezra Sutton of the Cleveland Forest City's hits the first home run in Major League Baseball.
Frontiers are confirmed between Germany and France upon the signing of the Treaty of Frankfurt.
Restrictions limiting members of the Church of England access to Oxford, Cambridge and Durham universities are removed by the University Test Act.
The confederation of Canada is joined by British Columbia. Read More
The han system is abolished in Japan. Read More
The "Committee of Seventy" is formed by New York City residents attempting to reform local politics.
The Great Fire of Chicago takes place. Read More
More than 160 communities are named "Denotified Tribes" upon the enactment of the Criminal Tribes Act by the British Raj in India.
The first regular Canadian army units are formed by the Royal Regiment of Artillery upon the creation of two batteries of garrison artillery.
The state of New York grants a charter to the National Rifle Association. Read More
The incorporation of Birmingham as a city in Alabama takes place. Read More
The creation of the Reading Football Club takes place. Read More
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